Glynis' Market Snippets: November Edition

Glynis' Market Snippets: November Edition

Victoria’s high-tech industry is a large contributor to the demand for housing. According to the head of the Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council, since 2014 this sector has grown 30% and according to Dan Gunn, chief executive of VIATEC, “Growing 30% sounds like a lot, but honestly I think the sector’s potential was higher than that,” he said. “We under performed for one specific reason – we haven’t been able to find enough skilled and experienced talent.”

Victoria real estate market’s return to balance not linear, but also not unexpected

Victoria real estate market’s return to balance not linear, but also not unexpected

“We continue to see the housing market shift into a more balanced state, though the trajectory is not smooth,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Kyle Kerr. “This month had slower sales compared to last year and a slightly lower level of inventory coming into the market, but it also had an increase in sales from last month, which may surprise some people.”

Victoria Real Estate Market Continues to Stabilize

Victoria Real Estate Market Continues to Stabilize

“We are in a different market now than what we have seen for the past two years,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Kyle Kerr. “And while we see inventory creeping up after the drought in 2017, especially in the multi-million-dollar range, across our region there are 30 per cent fewer homes listed for sale under $750,000 than this time last year…”

Glynis' Market Snippets: September Edition

Glynis' Market Snippets: September Edition

In August I attended Sotheby’s International Realty Canada’s first Canadian conference in Montreal. Under the leadership of President, Brad Henderson, the brand in Canada goes from strength to strength. It was an excellent opportunity for me to connect with my colleagues across the country and some from the U.S. We were able to share market information and best practices and I have come back with a renewed respect for the brand that I have chosen to represent my listings.

Victoria’s Real Estate Market Simmers at the End of Summer

Victoria’s Real Estate Market Simmers at the End of Summer

“Prices in our market are quite flat right now, with a slow, long-term trend toward a more balanced market,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Kyle Kerr. “Listings have remained relatively static for months after an initial increase last spring. However, this plateau has included more high value inventory and similar to last month, fewer single family homes for sale under $750,000…”

Victoria Housing Market Still Finding Its Balance

Victoria Housing Market Still Finding Its Balance

“We are in a different market now than what we have seen for the past two years,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Kyle Kerr. “And while we see inventory creeping up after the drought in 2017, especially in the multi-million-dollar range, across our region there are 30 per cent fewer homes listed for sale under $750,000 than this time last year…”

Continued uncertainty brings predictable results for the Victoria real estate market

Continued uncertainty brings predictable results for the Victoria real estate market

“June typically signals the conclusion of the busy spring market, and activity lightens into the summer,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Kyle Kerr. “However, because of decelerating growth due to aggressive government implementation of policies to reduce demand, Victoria’s real estate market has been hobbled since the start of the year when federal restrictions around mortgage qualifications were rolled out…”